Sir William Campion
KCMG DSO TD DL
|Campion in 1924|
|21st Governor of Western Australia|
28 October 1924 – 9 June 1931
|Preceded by||Sir Francis Newdegate|
|Succeeded by||Sir James Mitchell (from 1948)|
|Born||3 July 1870|
|Died||2 January 1951 (aged 80)|
Hassocks, Sussex, England
|Spouse(s)||Katherine Mary Byron|
|Unit||Royal Sussex Regiment|
|Battles/wars||First World War|
Born in London, England on 3 July 1870, Campion was educated at Eton College and the University of Oxford, and was the Conservative MP for Lewes from 1910 to 1924.
Campion was commissioned into the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment in 1888. He served in the First World War, at Gallipoli then later in France in 1916, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1918.
Governor of Western Australia
In June 1924 Campion was appointed Governor of Western Australia. From October 1924 to June 1931 Campion worked with Labor and Nationalist premiers alike in harmony during a period without major political crises. He presided with dignity over the state's centennial celebrations in 1929.
Campion returned to England in 1931 and retired to his country house in Sussex, but spoke frequently in favour of organized migration to Australia. He was a member of the Empire Settlement Committee in 1935. He accepted appointment as chairman of two Australian based gold-mining companies. He visited Australia in 1935–36 to inspect properties and again in 1939.
Campion died in Sussex on 2 January 1951, survived by his wife and three children.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Campion
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 4th Baronet
|Member of Parliament for Lewes
Sir Francis Newdegate
|Governor of Western Australia
Title next held bySir James Mitchell
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